Post # 1
Even though the wedding is still a few weeks away, we have started to receive gifts in the mail, many times being checks with the no RSVP cards.
Before the amounts gets overwhelming, I’m trying to write my thank you cards as gifts are received. But I’m feeling a little awkward saying ‘thank you for your $100 check (gift card)’. Would it be appropriate instead to list a few things we might buy with the money, is ‘thank you so much for the $100 you have sent for our wedding. we plan to pool all cash contributions together and purchase as much from our registry post-wedding as possible’ or ‘thankyou so much for the $100 gift card. we plan to use this to purchase a place setting for our china.’ Although I feel weird listing something so specific, because if we happen to receive that item as anther shower/wedding gift then it’ll not be true.
Any ideas or suggestions?
Post # 3
I think you are on the right track. I would tell them what you are putting it towards. Like “Thank you for the gift card it will go towards the purchase of a new washer and dryer.” That should be enough.
Post # 4
For gift cards, I think listing something like your china would be perfect since you more than likely won’t receive every single piece of your china. For cash, we usually did something along the lines of, “Thank you so much for your very generous gift. It will come in very useful as we (save for a house or insert what you’re saving for there or don’t say you’re saving for anything) begin our new life together.”
Post # 5
I second the “generous gift” line. Never write the exact amount in a thank you note! Whether it’s $20 or $2000, it’s a “generous/thoughtful/wonderful gift”
Post # 6
I would never write in the monetary amount, it’s just weird and also tacky. Going with the generic “Thank you so much for the generous/thoughtful/awesome/kickass gift” works just fine.
When we had our engagement party, we got cash and gift cards and most of my thanks you when like this.
“Thank you so much for the generous gift. We’re so glad that you were able to celebrate our engagement with us. We plan to use the gift as we furnish our new home together. We hope to have everyone over soon. Thank you again.” (we had just bought our house so that line fit, but you can substiute whatever works for you)
As long as no one lives in the same house, just pick a basic “script” and keep to it. It’ll make things so much easier. Just keep a list of who sent what and if you sent a thank you card so that no one can question you.
Post # 7
@almostmrsc: I’m definitely stealing your line 🙂
Thanks so much!